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SUSE 10.2 Review
Well done review.
"SUSE made a lot of changes to the default Gnome desktop. The most obvious one is the Gnome menu. It was replaced with Slab which represents an entirely new way to access applications and documents. Instead of showing a list, Slab shows an interactive area from which you can access nearly everything on your computer: Your favorite applications, most recently opened documents, your home folder, etc... Slab also integrates Beagle and a lot of other features, so you can search for nearly everything from your main menu, log out from it as well, access the help, monitor you network interface, launch the control center, the system monitor, and even the package manager. One place to do it all. "
SUSE 10.2 Review - Linux Forums

( Permalink: SUSE 10.2 Review      Submitted by Noel Tue Dec 12, 2006 )

Top 10 Free Linux Games
In depth look at 10 Linux games.
"So how does a game make this top 10 list? Well, from 10 - 1, they have all been listed according to how many votes the game received. Though there were around 50 games total that were brought up in forum posts, most only had a single vote. Even our #10 had only four votes, so it's obvious that the top games are there for a reason. In order to qualify for the list, the game had to meet these requirements:"
Techgage - Review: Top 10 Free Linux Games

( Permalink: Top 10 Free Linux Games      Submitted by Noel Tue Dec 12, 2006 )

How to make RSS better with PHP
RSS Syndication is virtually ubiquitous these days, so it's imperative that a PHP developer at least understand RSS and how it works. This article explains the basics and how to use PHP to create a much better RSS feed from a database, and how to use the XML_RSS module.

( Permalink: How to make RSS better with PHP      Submitted by Anonymous Tue Dec 12, 2006 )

How to Use XL C/C++ V8 for Linux on POWER
The IBM XL C/C++ Advanced Edition for Linux is a standards-based, command-line compiler for Linux running on Power Architecture processor-based systems. Besides exploiting POWER4, POWER5, and PowerPC 970, it also supports the new POWER5+ processor. This article introduces the new features added in the XL C/C++ V8.0 for Linux compiler and highlights the various differences between GCC compilers and XL C/C++.

( Permalink: How to Use XL C/C++ V8 for Linux on POWER      Submitted by IdaAshley Tue Dec 12, 2006 )

ifconfig - Dissected and demystified
The ubiquitous ifconfig is a command which has a whole lot of functions. Apart from the most commonly used function of setting up the parameters of the network interfaces in Linux, it also provides a good amount of data which gives interesting clues about the state of the network. This article takes a look at the data spewed by ifconfig and explains how it can be analysed to arrive at practical conclusions.
ifconfig - dissected and demystified

( Permalink: ifconfig - Dissected and demystified      Submitted by sas Mon Dec 11, 2006 )

Get Started on Installing a Large Linux Cluster
Create a working Linux cluster from many separate pieces of hardware and software, including IBM System x and TotalStorage systems. This article, one of a multipart series, covers hardware configuration in the Linux cluster, including understanding architecture, planning logical network design, setting up terminal servers, and updating firmware.

( Permalink: Get Started on Installing a Large Linux Cluster      Submitted by IdaAshley Mon Dec 11, 2006 )

Key-Based SSH Logins With PuTTY
This guide describes how to generate and use a private/public key pair to log in to a remote system with SSH using PuTTY. PuTTY is an SSH client that is available for Windows and Linux (although it is more common on Windows systems). Using key-based SSH logins, you can disable the normal username/password login procedure which means that only people with a valid private/public key pair can log in. That way, there is no way for brute-force attacks to be successful, so your system is more secure.

( Permalink: Key-Based SSH Logins With PuTTY      Submitted by Falko Timme Mon Dec 11, 2006 )

MySQL Online Backup
This blog from lead developer of Zmanda Recovery Manager for MySQL details various methods of doing MySQL backup, their pros and cons, and talks about the new MySQL Online Backup API which is in development right now.

( Permalink: MySQL Online Backup      Submitted by Zmanda Mon Dec 11, 2006 )

FizzBall - A well designed game for Linux
This article reviews a very enjoyable, professionally developed game called FizzBall for Linux. This game is a mis-mash of Breakout and Katamari and has a georgeous and animated game play. It can be enjoyed both by the kids and adults alike. But what is most exciting is that this beautiful albeit propritery game has been released for Linux apart from windows and Mac. This review also contain a couple of screenshots of the game in progress on Linux.
Read the whole review of the game

( Permalink: FizzBall - A well designed game for Linux      Submitted by sas Wed Dec 6, 2006 )

Pardus: a penguin from Turkey
Pardus is a Turkish distribution that comes with KDE as the default desktop. It is however not just another pack of known open source apps. Pardus comes with its own, original GUI system installer, a package management system PISI and system settings applet TASMA, as well as a few additional goods. This review is based on my experience with Pardus Linux 2007 Beta 2.

( Permalink: Pardus: a penguin from Turkey      Submitted by michuk Wed Dec 6, 2006 )

Simple Package management with Synaptic
Synaptic is a graphical user interface (GUI) for managing software packages on Debian-based distributions. If you are using Debian or Ubuntu you will easily find Synaptic in the System Tools menu or in the Administration menu. Synaptic uses the GTK graphic libraries . So, if you are using GNOME on your debian-based distro you will probably have Synaptic installed as well. Synaptic is a graphical package management program for apt. It provides the same features as the apt-get command line utility with a GUI front-end based on Gtk+. Read Full article here

( Permalink: Simple Package management with Synaptic      Submitted by david Wed Dec 6, 2006 )

Installing Popular Applications On Ubuntu
Although Ubuntu comes with lots of applications that can be installed on your desktop, there are still some applications that are available only from third-party repositories. Finding all these repositories and installing these applications manually is very time-consuming, but fortunately some people have created a script called Automatix2 (which is the successor to Automatix) which automates the task for you. It comes with a graphical interface so that you can run it from your desktop, and this tutorial describes how you do it.

( Permalink: Installing Popular Applications On Ubuntu      Submitted by Falko Timme Wed Dec 6, 2006 )

Step-by-Step IPP based Print Server using CUPS
This tutorial describes how to install a Linux print server with CUPS. It also covers the installation and configuration of printer drivers on the print server as well as the printer setup on a Windows 2000 client.

( Permalink: Step-by-Step IPP based Print Server using CUPS      Submitted by Falko Timme Tue Dec 5, 2006 )

Debian Etch Kernels
The release of the next stable Debian version, 4.0 (code Etch) is getting closer. What changes will we see in the next Debian stable release? There are many changes, and this article will show the ones related to the Debian kernel packages that will be available in Etch.

Full Story

( Permalink: Debian Etch Kernels      Submitted by Anonymous Tue Dec 5, 2006 )

Out of the mouth of babes: Linux is Better
When I asked my son why he had snatched my laptop instead of using the Windows PC, he replied without hesitation: "Because Linux is better." After some more fact finding, I learned what was the underlying reason... Complete article

( Permalink: Out of the mouth of babes: Linux is Better      Submitted by Mark Rais Tue Dec 5, 2006 )

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